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Citizenship Day (September 17) is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of U.S. citizenship and to recognize the new Americans who once immigrated to the U.S. from all corners of the world.

By Susan Schreiber

If you represent LPRs in removal proceedings, you will want to take a close look at the Board's recent  decision in Matter of Abdelghany, 26  I&N Dec. 254 (BIA 2014), which presents a new framework for analyzing LPR eligibility for INA § 212 (c) waivers.  It will likely result in more LPRs qualifying for this relief.

The Department of Homeland Security has extended its designation of Haiti for TPS for 18 months.  The extension will begin on July 23, 2014 and last through January 22, 2016.  The 60-day re-registration period for those who currently have TPS began on March 3, 2014 and will end on May 2, 2014.  Those who are eligible and timely re-register will be granted an EAD with an expiration date of January 22, 2016.  In addition, the agency will automatically extend the validity of current EADs for six months, through January 22, 2015, for those who timely re-register.

CLINIC congratulates the following agency and staff:

Kyaw  Kyaw and Sue Phommaniraj-Lee, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County (Syracuse), NY, received partial BIA accreditation on 2/7/14.

Colonias Development Council, Las Cruces, NM,  a CLINIC subscriber,  received agency recognition on 2/27/14 and partial accreditation for two staff on the same date: Elva Varela and Erika Contreras.